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  • 23 May 2017
    Manchester United players observe a minute's silence for the victims of the terror attack at ...

    Manchester attack scars Europa League final

    Manchester United's preparations for Wednesday's Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more. M...

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gestures to Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez as he walks of the ...

    Sign Arsenal’s Sanchez, Vidal tells Bayern

    Arturo Vidal has urged Bayern Munich's bosses to sign his Chile international team-mate Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after the Gunners missed out on a Champions League place next season. Sanchez sco...

  • This file photo taken on April 09, 2017 shows Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria reacting ...

    Di Maria, Pastore homes raided in PSG tax probe

    Investigators raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of the club's Argentinian stars Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore on Tuesday in a tax fraud probe, legal sources said. Fre...

  • Atletico de Madrid's forward Griezmann runs during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de ...

    Chances of United move 6/10, says Griezmann

    French international striker Antoine Griezmann said Monday he had a six out of 10 chance of moving to Manchester United from Atletico Madrid. After saying a transfer to the English Premier League w...

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Kenyan midfielder scored the fifth goal as they strolled to a 7-1 win ...

    Wanyama, Africans abroad sign off season in style

      Africans footballers abroad ended their respective club seasons in a flourish with Tottenham Hotspur's midfield gem, Victor Wanyama, on target as the North London club ripped apart Hull City...

  • Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho watches his players warm up for the English Premier ...

    Mourinho stakes everything for Europa League glory

    Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club's season on the outcome of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Having missed out on Champion...

  • SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the ...

    Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as the Golden State Warriors sealed a clean sweep of the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive NBA Finals berth on Monday. Curry scored 36 po...

  • 22 May 2017
    Russia not afraid of losing World Cup

    New turf laid at troubled St Petersburg venue

    Russian authorities have begun laying fresh turf at the problematic new stadium in Saint Petersburg, officials said Monday, less than a month before it is due to host the Confederations Cup opener. ...

  • David Moyes took over as Sunderland manager in July 2016 (AFP Photo/OLI SCARFF )

    Moyes resigns after Sunderland relegation

    David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager following their relegation from the Premier League, the club announced on Monday. The 54-year-old Scot succeeded Sam Allardyce last July and oversaw a...

  • Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique shouts instructions to players during the Spanish league football match Real ...

    Camp Nou hurrah not goodbye for Luis Enrique

    Luis Enrique promised to return to the Camp Nou as a fan next season as he prepares to take charge of Barcelona for the final time at home on Sunday against Eibar. Barca need to win and hope Real M...

  • Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho waves to the fans following the UEFA Europa League ...

    Robson set benchmark for English managers: Mourinho

    English football managers should take a leaf out of the late Bobby Robson's book, Manchester United's Jose Mourinho told the Mail on Sunday. Mourinho formed a close friendship with Robson - who die...

  • FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique looks on during the press conference on the eve of ...

    Inconsistency let Barca down – Luis Enrique

    Outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique lamented his side's inconsistency after they fell short of retaining their La Liga title on Sunday. Barca came from 2-0 down to beat Eibar 4-2 in Enrique's fina...

  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shouts instructions to his team during their Madrid derby against ...

    La Liga win bigger than World Cup for Zidane

    Zinedine Zidane claimed winning La Liga as Real Madrid coach on Sunday surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach last year. M...

  • Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) celebrates a goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (2...

    What next for Barcelona after losing La Liga?

    Barcelona face a summer of reconstruction after their grip on the La Liga title was ended by newly-crowned champions Real Madrid. Here are five key issues the Catalans have to address in the coming...

  • China's Hainan Airlines to buy 19 Boeing jets for $4.2bln

    China’s Hainan Airlines to buy 19 Boeing jets for $4.2bln

    China's Hainan Airlines, which has poured billions of dollars into overseas acquisitions, announced plans Monday to buy 19 Boeing aircraft for $4.2 billion to help meet skyrocketing travel demand by C...

  • Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

    Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

    Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific said Monday it would cut 600 staff including a quarter of its management, as part of its biggest shakeup in two decades to repair its bottom line. In Mar...

  • 21 May 2017
    Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger reacts during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal ...

    Arsenal pain as City, Liverpool book elite berths

    Arsene Wenger's torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remainin...

  • Juventus players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Crotone and ...

    Five keys to Juventus’s record sixth straight scudetto

    Recruitment Juventus's path to a record sixth consecutive 'scudetto', and a possible treble of trophies, has been a steady work in progress but the Turin club's recruitment policy, particularly las...

  • Zimbabwe's only race track is threatened with closure -- highlighting how a worsening economic crisis ...

    No money to gamble at Zimbabwe’s fading racecourse

    Once the preserve of the ruling white minority, horse racing in Zimbabwe adapted to survive independence in 1980 by attracting a loyal following of local fans who enjoyed a bet. Now the country's o...

  • Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola is set to end a season without a trophy for ...

    Guardiola wants more goals from Man City

    Pep Guardiola has warned his players they must be more clinical in front of goal or they will fail to close the gap on Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur next season. And the Manchester City manager als...

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